David Wright, third baseman for the NY Mets, ended his 14 year career with the team this past weekend. In that time he was unfortunately beleaguered with injuries that often kept him out of the starting lineup. Nevertheless,Wright was beloved by his Mets fans and respected by players and fans everywhere. His retirement elicited well wishes from across the nation, and we even saw many tips of the hat from across town, as Yankee fans bid him a fond farewell.
And how did David Wright begin his final MLB game in front of an adoring stadium packed with fans? He ended it as a dad, catching the opening pitch thrown by his daughter. Two year old Olivia Shea (we see what he did there) Wright took the field and tossed her dad one of the most important and meaningful pitches he will ever see. With her mom, little sister and grandparents watching, she tossed her dad an impressive pitch to kick the game off. So David Wright ended his career the best way possible. He ended it showing everyone that the most important thing he could do, was to be an awesome dad for his girl.